An ideal tourist destination Ilulissat (Jakobshavn), in the West of Greenland, has become one of Greenland's biggest tourist destinations with its awe-inspiring scenery and dramatic sounds of glaciers breakingoff into the sea.
The Iceberg Town The 56 km long Ilulissat Icefjord that is filled with enormous icebergs from the most productive glacier in the northern hemisphere, Sermeq Kujalleq, is locatedin the center of Disco Bay and is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Just a couple of kilometres from Ilulissat the idyllic Sermermiut valley lies out towards the ice fjord.
Excursions and tours From Ilulissat several tourist offices organise excursions and tours to the settlement of Oqaatsut/Rodebay, to Eqi glacier, where it is possible to spend a couple of days in a hut, and to one of the oldest settlements in Greenland, Ilimanaq, south of Ilulissat Icefjord.
Dog sled trips Ilulissat, where there are 4,500 people living today and at least 3,500 sled dogs, is also known as the "SledDog Town" and dog sled trips are highly popular among tourists. To this day dogsledging is still used by the locals as a way of transportation aswell as an hobby.
What to bring and wear Whether you are visiting Greenland in the summer or in the winter it is advised to prepare your trip with the right gear and equipment. The weather is very uncertain and changes quickly. There are many things to consider, before taking a trip to Greenland. On the website Greenland.com you will find practical information when travelling to Greenland.